this article at IndieWire on how the character of Amy Dunne in Gone Girl isn't a feminist hero is exactly the kind of stupid bullshit I was complaining about yesterday. I didn't even like Fincher's film (my review) but writing an article complaining the following...
"Amy is not only vicious to her philandering husband and other men who she tortures using her feminine wiles; she is also equally hostile to women, speaking ill of the “stupid” neighbor she tries to quickly befriend, and throwing venomous barbs at the large-breasted student her husband is having an affair with. Amy’s self-involved, beautiful, blond, white, trust fund brand of feminism just rings tone deaf to me in a world where women of all colors, creeds and classes are claiming the feminist mantle in the name of justice, rather than a plea to “have it all.” Amy’s self-victimization presents feminism as its worst possible caricature: one of spoiled rage and privilege, rather than a very real call for women’s stories to be told and women’s voices to be heard."
... is the biggest fucking waste of time. You're kidding me - Amy Dunne is a caricature of spoiled rage and privilege? She's (gasp) not nice to other women? Heavens to Betsy, who'd have ever gotten that? It's a good thing she's a murderous villain in a movie thriller and not my Women's Studies professor then, otherwise I'd be so confused.